The North Peace Secondary senior boy’s soccer team is off to provincials, beginning tomorrow in Burnaby.
The Grizzlies will open against Surrey’s Princess Margaret at 9 a.m. before facing Vancouver College at 12:45 p.m.
Their final round-robin game, Friday at 11 a.m., puts them up against B.C.’s #4-ranked school in their division, Riverside from Port Coquitlam.
Although the competition is always challenging, head coach Dan Turner says NPSS does have one slight advantage.
“There’s a pretty close relationship between Fort St. John soccer clubs and the high school team. Only having one high school, they all go to the same high school,” Turner points out.
“So, it’s kind of a cumulative preparation over the years. The boys play year-round and they know each other, so it’s been a long time coming for this team.”
Turned added he also has a good mix of students from grades 10, 11, and 12.
“I would say we’re a technical team. We play a technical game,” says Turner, when asked to describe the type of team he has.
“We’re a club that likes to pass the ball around a lot and score goals.”
The last time the Grizzlies played at provincials was 2019.
They were scheduled to compete last year, but flooding down south prevented them from making the trip.